Location: DC Metro Area
When I was about five years old my grandma would take me to the “used store” and give me a few bucks so I could get what I wanted. I thought it was the coolest thing! When I got to high school I would look in fashion magazines for inspiration and recreate the look with mostly thrifted items.
My personal style is corporate, hippie and fashionista. As far as styling it depends on the vision for the shoot or the model.
What are your favorite stores in your area?
There is a Goodwill Boutique in downtown Baltimore. I would highly recommend it for a beginning thrifter. It’s more organized than most, but hardcore thrifters may think it’s overpriced.
Shock, usually followed by asking which thrift stores I go to.
Patience! Patience! Patience! Before you even walk through the door, have a list of all your wants or needs. Make a strict budget. This will save time, keep you from feeling overwhelmed and from coming home with lots of junk.
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